By Peter Bolder|
Disgruntled Zanu PF officials have threatened to take party leader Robert Mugabe to court, accusing him of violating the party constitution to entrench his misrule.
The officials said it was illegal to fast track changes to the party constitution, a move aimed at giving Mugabe power to single-handedly appoint all politburo members.
According to the current constitution, the proposed changes should have been presented to the secretary for administration three months before the congress for endorsement by the central committee.
Former Mashonaland West chairman Temba Mliswa said most of the nine provincial chairpersons who lost their posts through so-called votes of no confidence, including himself, had their rights violated. He said the chairpersons had been undermined by youths and war veterans who were allowed to vote even if they were not in the voting structures.
Suspended former Zanu PF spokesman Gumbo said the people carrying out the purge used violence and death threats. He also said it was not democratic for the president alone to hand pick all politburo members. He said people had gone to war to bring about democracy, including to the party.
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